January 21, 2004







Dull But Important:
Why Tech Coverage Mostly Misses the Mark

Tight profit margins. A herd mentality. An aversion to complicated subject matter. No wonder the debate about technology's role in national security is misunderstood.

Michael J. Zuckerman is an idependent journalist, currently writing a book about the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness program. He began writing about the relationship of technology, security, culture and civil liberties a dozen years ago at USA Today, where he served as Washington Editor and Senior Correspondent. He is also author of "Vengence is Mine" (Macmillan, 1987).

Michael Zuckerman, on information technology and the press.



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